`“Fountain is next in lineage of great composers like Shostakovitch, Stravinsky…”
This is history making! This is the first time in world history that a symphony orchestra, of 80 musicians, travels performing the music of only one composer - Primous Fountain.
Quincy Jones, the famed producer, impresario, was the first to
recognized the genius of the young composer in his teens
when he studied the manuscript of the young composer's
orchestra work ‘Manifestation’. This was before any of
Fountain’s music was ever performed! Jones immediately
became Fountain’s patron and mentor. This was the start of a
close relationship between Jones and Fountain. During many
Later Quincy Jones commissioned Fountain to compose his Second Symphony. This Symphony 2 was 10 years in the making.
Before Primous Fountain World Tour Quincy Jones has statement recently for the media:
“I met Primous when he was 16 years old and took him out of the ghetto in Chicago back in the 70's. I always have and always will believe in him because of his talent and heart. I've found it rare to see a composer as committed as he is, but he has been that way all his life and I have no doubt that he is the future!"
Arthur Mitchell choreographed "Manifestations”
ballet to the orchestral music of Fountain for his Dance
Theatre of Harlem.
Manifestations remained the signature ballet of this world renowned company touring the world for years, with great success.
Live Pictures Of Primous Fountain!!!
The young composer Primous Fountain of Chicago had the premier of his ‘Manifestation’ by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Because of the huge public talk about the performance of Fountain’s music that concert had the most turn out in the history of the orchestra. There was a huge amount of media stories during that performance time as well. The most remarkable aspect of this composer is his age: his "Manifestation" was composed when he was only 18.